Every century a motley is born. Though only children, their patchwork skin marks them as dangerous, especially to those who know about the first motley. That one nearly destroyed the world. A chance meeting with Roderick the tailor may hold the key to breaking the curse. Roderick has no sword or armor or power of his own. He’s not even rich. But he’s the motley’s only hope. Can he end the curse before the motley’s pursuers silence the magic once and for all? Old legends spring to life. Nightmares walk the land. But heroes may be found in the most unlikely of places. If you like world-spanning quests, unpredictable magic, and unusual heroes, you’ll love this epic fantasy novel.